Enjoy

Daily Inspiration: It is right to enjoy life.  It is normal and natural to desire a more abundant life. ~Ernest Holmes

Today’s Affirmation: I choose to stretch into a greater expression of joy today.

Today’s Contemplation: The way to happiness is to let go of concerns.  Of course that can only be done when it is absolutely known that one more capable is taking care of them.  Find that someone, find the one within that is truly greater than you are and fear will be gone, and joy will be yours.

Love

Daily Inspiration: Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. ~Buddha

Today’s Affirmation: In every appearance of conflict I remember Love and choose only Love.

Today’s Contemplation: Love is such a wondrously effective tool.  It can eliminate conflict in a heartbeat as if there never was any.  Yet it is a tool that is only effective when used; and the more it is used the more effective and powerful it becomes.

Awaken

Daily Inspiration: We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Today’s Affirmation:  I look beyond the boundaries of the eye into the Oneness of the heart today.

Today’s Contemplation: In order to awaken from the illusion of separateness one must look unwaveringly at Oneness.  See through the illusion by looking always to the common ground. If one looks deeply enough anywhere one will always find that bond of love.

Results

Daily Inspiration: Effort plus motive equals result. ~P. D. Ouspensky

Today’s Affirmation:  I go for my desire and I get big results today.

Today’s Contemplation: One must always put in the energy in order to create the dream.  Whether that is a lifetime of dreaming and imagining, years of schooling or an intense focus of thought and activity the work must be done in order to achieve the outcome.

Enemies

Daily Inspiration: When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African proverb

Today’s Affirmation:  I have found peace in my heart and today I fall in Love with the Divine that I Am.

Today’s Contemplation: There is only one way to eliminate our enemies; inside or outside. That one way is to discover, within your own heart, Oneness. Until this is realized adversity and conflict will abide in your life.  Embrace your Oneness today.

Kindness

Daily Inspiration: Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. ~Confucius

Today’s Affirmation:  Kindness is my nature; effortless and genuine.  I expect no compensation for who I am is what I have in abundance.

Today’s Contemplation: Kindness must be genuine to have any value and if that is so then no amount of gratitude has any value.  Ultimately gratitude is good for the giver and of no particular value to the enlightened receiver.

Transformed

Daily Inspiration: All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? ~Buddha

Today’s Affirmation:  I change my mind and see the perfection of Life today.

Today’s Contemplation: In the Christian Bible, in his letters to the Romans, Paul wrote, “… be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind”; this is an age old and worldwide piece of wisdom. In order to change our lives we must change our thoughts and beliefs.  Make it so.

Direction

Daily Inspiration: The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Today’s Affirmation:  Every day, in every way, I move more completely into the Light of Love.

Today’s Contemplation: Set your highest intention, burn it into your consciousness, make it your first habit of thought, and then completely let go of it. In the time that passes you will witness it’s steady and incremental unfolding.  And one day you will wake up realizing you have arrived.

Seeing

Daily Inspiration: If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~Buddha

Today’s Affirmation:  The miracle of the flowers all around me is made complete as I look from the beauty within my own being; when I look with the eyes of Love.

Today’s Contemplation: When you see something beautiful take the time to look more deeply, with your heart, with all your senses.  Close your eyes a moment and let your heart linger on the beauty, feel it expand until it feels as though it is filling your soul; feel the miracle.  As you play with these feelings you will find that beauty increases everywhere you look.

Direction

Daily Inspiration: Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. ~Eknath Easwaran

Today’s Affirmation:  I focus upon my good with a full and whole heart today and everything comes my way.

Today’s Contemplation: It takes a deep commitment to make change happen. It takes a willingness to get uncomfortable. Meditation will bring one into an awareness of what one needs to do differently and a focus of all ones attention will develop a supporting habit. Only then can the change begin to happen.